Chebaibi, A. and Marouf, Z. and Rhazi-Filali, F. and Fahim, M. and Ed-Dra, A. (2016) Evaluation of antimicrobial activity of essential oils from seven Moroccan medicinal plants Évaluation du pouvoir antimicrobien des huiles essentielles de sept plantes médicinales récoltées au Maroc. Phytotherapie, 14 (6). pp. 355-362.

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This study consist to evaluate the antimicrobial effectiveness of certain medicinal plants (Majorana hortensis, Myrtus communis, Mentha rotundifolia, Pelargonium graveolens, Salvia officinalis, Lavandula stoechas, Lavandula angustifolia) judged by the Moroccan traditional medicine have great anti-infective effect. In order to rationalize their use to apply as an alternative to antibiotics cure with the emergence of bacterial multidrug resistance and failure of antibiotic therapy. The essential oils of these plants were tested on seven pathogenic multidrug resistant microbial strains: five bacterial strains Gram (-) (Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Enterobacter cloacae, Proteus rettgeri, Pseudomonas aeruginosa) one Gram (+) bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus); and Candida albicans as yeast. Very interesting antimicrobial properties of essential oils studied have been noted against the majority of tested germs. This antimicrobial activity on yeast and Gram (+) and Gram (-) multidrug-resistant bacteria, may contribute to fight against infectious diseases and eventually offer the possibility of using pomegranate leaves in food or pharmaceutical industry. © 2016, Springer-Verlag France.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: essential oil, antimicrobial activity; Article; bacterial strain; Candida albicans; Enterobacter cloacae; Escherichia coli; evaluation study; fungal strain; Klebsiella pneumoniae; Lavandula angustifolia; Lavandula stoechas; lavender; Majorana hortensis; medicinal plant; Mentha; Mentha rotundifolia; Moroccan; multidrug resistance; myrtle; nonhuman; Pelargonium; Pelargonium graveolens; Providencia rettgeri; Pseudomonas aeruginosa; Salvia officinalis; Staphylococcus aureus; traditional medicine
Subjects: Medicine
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